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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 22:02:40 +0100

On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 22:01 +0100, Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 18:59 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> > > What he objects to is that he can't just take code for which he has
> > > permission to use under the GPL and use it under different
> > > conditions.  Tough.  
> > 
> > Tough you still don't get it. I don't want to apply different
> > terms to GPL'ed code (and derivatives under copyright law). 
> > 
> >
> No, you simply want to ignore the author's conditions on reuse of code
> and redistribution.
> WIPO invented a term for that in the 80s: piracy.

I should have used quotes on "piracy". I don't subscribe the view that
copyright infringement is morally equivalent to acts of piracy.


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